Coverage of Catalyze SV 

What is Catalyze SV up to? 


Here's coverage of Catalyze SV talking about our work in the community and in the media. 


April 29, 2020: San Jose Spotlight, "San Jose Council Approves Big Affordable Housing Project in Willow Glen"

February 28, 2020: San Jose Spotlight, "Plans for San Jose’s El Paseo de Saratoga shift as residents weigh in"


February 12, 2020: The Mercury News, "365-unit affordable housing project to be built near San Jose’s Diridon Station"


January 22, 2020: San Jose Inside/Metro, "Catalyze SV Fights NIMBY Backlash by Forging Alliances Between Residents, Developers"


January 10, 2020: The Mercury News, "San Jose housing development planned near downtown includes no affordable units, limited parking"


December 12, 2019: Silicon Valley Business Journal, "Destination: Santa Clara"

July 25, 2019: San Jose Inside/Metro, "Catalyze SV Hires Alex Shoor as Its First-Ever Executive Director

July 23, 2019: The Mercury News: "Catalyze SV Continues Growth"

July 9, 2019: San Jose Spotlight, "San Jose: Green Party candidate to challenge Councilwoman Dev Davis"

June 19, 2019: National Public Radio, "Google Pledges $1 Billion For Affordable Housing

June 18, 2019: KQED, "Google Pledges $1 Billion to Help Fight Bay Area Housing Crisis It Helped Create"


June 7, 2019: CityLab, "The Largest Co-Housing Building in the World Is Coming to San Jose"


April 21, 2019: San Jose Spotlight, "San Jose leaders to mull improving public outreach on development"

April 8, 2019: San Jose Spotlight, "Providing food and child care: Ideas to boost civic engagement in San Jose

April 2, 2019: CityLab, "How the Country’s Hottest Rental Market Is Trying to Cool Down"


January 31, 2019: Silicon Valley Business Journal, "Santa Clara approves 361-home development centered around urban farm"


January 30, 2019: San Jose Spotlight, "Santa Clara approves first-of-its-kind housing with urban farm"


January 30, 2019: The Mercury News, "Housing with a side of veggies: Unique development approved in Santa Clara


November 7, 2018: The Mercury News, "Nearly 700 homes eyed near San Jose's Winchester Mystery House"


July 11, 2018: San Jose Inside, "CEQA Racket Extracts 11th Hour Payoffs Amidst Housing Crisis"


June 12, 2018: Palo Alto Daily Post, "50-Story Building Proposed in South Bay"


May 29, 2018: Diablo Magazine, "Generation Exodus"


May 3, 2018: Bay Area News Group, "Stripe gives $1 million to pro-development YIMBY group tackling Bay Area housing shortage"


January 26, 2018: Silicon Valley Business Journal, "Exclusive: Chinese developer to start studying 10.5 million-square-foot project for old Yahoo site" [locked w/out a subcription]


"Kirk Vartan, co-founder at advocacy group Catalyze SV, on Tuesday asked city officials to move the proposal forward. Catalyze [SV] is a fairly new group aiming to connect city leaders, developers and the community early in the planning process for projects in Silicon Valley. The group says it would like to work with Kylli, the city and the community to plan for green building and design practices, local retailers and transportation options. 'I’m just amazed that this is happening here, Vartan said. 'This is an incredible opportunity that is being put in front of you'.”


December 21, 2017: San Jose Inside/Metro, "Knight Foundation Awards More than $1 Million in Grants to 11 Organizations in San Jose"

November 12, 2017: Bay Area News Group, "‘Homes for human beings’: Millennial-driven anti-NIMBY movement is winning with a simple message"


October 2017: Valley Politics, Episode #34.



September 20, 2017: Mercury News, "San Jose’s Stockton Avenue urban village gets neighbors’ nod"


June 14, 2017: Presentation at SPUR, "The YIMBYs Next Door"

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